When I have children I want them to know that they are loved, wanted, trusted, cared for and believed in. They will know it because everyday I will tell them, show them, touch them, look at them, listen to them. I want them to feel safe and free to be just who they are and NEVER have to question my love for them. It will ALWAYS be there!!
I will not slam the door in their faces, put up a wall between us, ignore them, or look through them as if I cannot see their worth. They will not be made to feel insignificant or ashamed of who they are or who they will be one day. They Matter!
I do not want my children to be unsure of their parent's love for them. It will be there so that one day when they have children their feelings will not be hidden to them. I will try my best to keep this promise to myself and my children.
April 11, 1988